Reference materials

Press articles, research papers & publications

What does affordable acupuncture mean?
Associate of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinics

Costs and consequences of acupuncture as a treatment for chronic pain: a systematic review of economic evaluations conducted alongside randomised controlled trials.
Ambrósio EM1, Bloor K, MacPherson H. Complement Ther Med. 2012 Oct;20(5):364-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2012.05.002. Epub 2012 Jun 6..

The Use of Acupuncture in Addiction Treatment Programs
Dr Michael O. Smith, Huffington Post, 16/7/2012

The Nature of Qi Flow
Dr Michael O.Smith, Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy

Ear Acupuncture a Tool for Recovery
Yale School of Medicine

Author: Bullock ML, Culliton PC, Olander RT (1989, June 24). Controlled trial of acupuncture for severe recidivistic alcoholism.
The Lancet, 1435-1439.

Author: Carter KO, Olshan-Perlmutter M, Norton HJ, Smith MO (2011).
NADA Acupuncture Prospective Trial in Patients with Substance Use Disorders and Seven Common Health Symptoms.
Journal of Medical Acupuncture, 23(3): 131-135.

Author: Shwartz M, Saitz R, Mulvey K, Brannigan P (1999).
The value of acupuncture detoxification programs in a substance abuse treatment system.
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 17(4): 305-312.

Author: Smith MO, Brewington V, and Culliton P (1998).
Acupuncture in addiction treatment. In Sherman, B. R., Sanders, L.M., Trinh, C. (Eds.) Addiction and Pregnancy: Empowering Recovery Through Peer Counseling.
Praeger Publishing.

Author: Yarberry M (2010).
The Use of the NADA Protocol for PTSD in Kenya.
German Journal of Acupuncture and Related Techniques. 53(4): 6-11.

Author: Wen HL. Cheng SYC (1973).
Treatment of drug addiction by acupuncture and electrical stimulation.
Asian Journal of Medicine, 9:138-141.

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Published Papers

de Valois B, Young T, Thorpe P, Preston J, Degun T (2015) Improving wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors using the NADA acupuncture protocol: a clinical outcome study. Medical Acupuncture; 27(3) 194-205

de Valois B, Degun T (2015) Using the NADA protocol to improve wellbeing of prostate cancer survivors: five case studies. European Journal of Oriental Medicine; 8(1) 8-18

de Valois B, Young TE, Robinson N, McCourt C, Maher EJ (2012) NADA ear acupuncture for breast cancer treatment-related hot flashes and night sweats: an observational study. Medical Acupuncture. 24(4): 256-268 doi:10.1089/acu.2012.089

de Valois, B. (2006) Serenity, patience, wisdom, courage, acceptance: reflections on the NADA protocol. European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 5(3), pp. 44-49.


de Valois, B (2006) Using acupuncture to manage hot flushes and night sweats in women taking tamoxifen for early breast cancer: two observational studies. University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University). [Unpublished PhD thesis] Available from the British Library

Poster handouts

Breast cancer related hot flushes

Evaluating the NADA ear acupuncture protocol to manage breast cancer treatment related hot flushes & night sweats (HF&NS)

From research to practice: do users of an ear acupuncture service to manage breast cancer-related hot flushes & night sweats do as well as research participants?

Prostate cancer

Evaluating the NADA ear acupuncture protocol to improve wellbeing and quality of life for men diagnosed with prostate cancer


NADA Thinking Outside The Box (ammended appendices) for publication.docx